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Hey it's about 10.5 months later, and I just found the review here that I wrote about my Versa 1.6- and there isn't too much that I would want to add. My car has about 30K miles on it now. I had a chance to do some really tough city driving, and the absolute lowest mileage I ever got was 28 MPG. A friend of mine bought another subcompact (2012 Chevy Sonic), and he was only getting 20.5 MPG in the same environment. 42 MPG Hwy is really with perfect driving under ideal conditions at 65-68 MPH with no AC. Maybe I should have made that clearer before. Usually, I have at least a couple of adult passengers, have the AC on, change speeds a lot, drive closer to 75 MPH, mix in a little city driving, and still manage 38 MPG or so. It's been hard to get bad mileage with this car. Some facts: The 1.6L sedan with the 5 speed manual is the lightest of the Versas at 2550 pounds. Because of that, the 1.8L doesn't seem to hold any acceleration advantage over the 1.6L- in all of the road tests I've read, the two engines are usually within a couple of tenths of a second of each other (despite the horsepower difference), usually just over 9 seconds 0-60- not bad for a roomy car that can get 40 MPG! The 1.6L is just a great motor; it has been completely reliable, and rarely burns any oil. Apparently Nissan agrees with me: for the redesigned 2012 Versa, all sedans will now get the 1.6L. As for the rest of the car, it's been great too. What a great car for long trips! The seats are very comfortable even after many hours of driving. I have had only one minor problem- sometimes over rough roads, the dash will rattle somewhat now. It isn't annoying or obtrusive, just something I've noticed. It's been solid otherwise, and with almost no bells and whistles, I expect very few problems with this car. I know you aren't supposed to enjoy driving the second cheapest model Nissan has to offer, but I really do enjoy driving the Versa, and would definitely recommend it to others.Report it
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